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East Asia Fair, Singapore

October 19 - 21, 2018

Hayden, Gez

Fair Organizer:
Gez Hayden

October 19 - 21, 2018

SINGAPORE
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SINGAPORE PATERSON CAMPUS

Fair Organizer: Gez Hayden

Search Associates East Asia, Singapore: the major regional recruiting opportunity for IB and British International curriculum schools seeking experienced teachers.

CANDIDATE REGISTRATION FOR THE OCTOBER 2018 SEARCH ASSOCIATES EAST ASIA FAIR (SINGAPORE) OPENS ON MAY 01, 2018. SEARCH CANDIDATES WISHING TO RECRUIT THERE SHOULD PLEASE REQUEST AN INVITATION FROM THEIR SENIOR ASSOCIATE ON OR AFTER THAT DATE. INVITATION REQUESTS CAN BE MADE From YOUR SEARCH DASHBOARD.

Which Candidates Should Attend?

Top candidates with a minimum of two years' experience, outside their home country, in teaching any of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes, and/or the British International Curriculum - the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), IGCSE, and International A Level. The fair is for classroom teacher and department head/chair candidates. It is not for leadership candidates above that level.

Candidate Invitations

We open to candidates on May 01. Please request an invitation from your home associate on or after that date, via your dashboard. Qualified candidates wishing to secure their fair place before the end of the 2017/8 school year must complete their Search Associates profile and request an invitation to attend.

Schools

The East Asia Fair is a regional fair: Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Attending schools must offer at least two of the IB and/or British International curricula. Invitations will be sent to schools in May 2018.

Curriculum

Recruiters attend seeking exclusively to hire teachers whose experience is consistent with the fair's curriculum focus (see above).

Scale

No more than 50 schools may attend.  We anticipate limiting the number of candidates attending to approximately 150.

Candidate Support

Candidates attending the East Asia Fair are supported by an experienced advisor from the team of Senior Associates attending, and their offices' colleagues. The advisors provide a listening ear to assist candidates in making decisions.

Venue

The venue for the Search Associates East Asia Fair is the International School Singapore, Paterson Campus.

Gez Hayden

Welcome to the Candidate Information Page for the Search Associates EAST ASIA Job Fair, singapore, october 19 - 21 2018

Thanks for your interest in our East Asia Job Fair. Candidates may request an invitation to this job fair from May 01, 2018 (read below). On this page, find information and updates (as they are posted). Please also read the Candidate Eligibility page (next tab) summarising the Fair's nature and candidate fit.  The fair is exclusively for top candidates with British International and/or IB teaching experience, seeking mainly classroom posts. It is only for schools offering at least two of those programmes. We anticipate that the East Asia Fair will be a friendly event, on a human scale, hosted at ISS Paterson Campus.

If you wish to attend the fair your Search candidate profile must be complete and fully referenced. Request an invitation from your home Associate from your dashboard in your Search account. The bullets below are important. Please read them.

  • The first attendance day of this fair for candidates is Friday, October 19, 2018.
  • You MUST arrive to register, pick up your fair packet, and to attend the candidate orientation meeting on that Friday.
  • Here is the "why" of the above. The interview sign-up session, at which interview times and rooms are fixed with recruiters, starts at 08.00 on Saturday October 20.
  • The venue for the Fair is the International School Singapore, Paterson Campus.
  • The Fair Schedule for Candidates will be available on this page before May 1, 2018.
  • Very near the date of the fair, we offer a fair portal, which acts like an app, to help you manage your experience of the fair.
  • You do need to have with you a laptop or tablet. Warning - if you have a tablet, you may be unable to open schools' own information for prospective candidates, which may be provided on an external drive or disk.
  • Recruiters will have secure access to your full Search file and confidential references during the job fair. It is prudent, however, to hand a résumé to recruiters at interview sign-up and at interviews themselves. This is both an aide-mémoire for recruiters, and a document on which they can make notes about you.
  • Bring with you:
    1. 25 2-side maximum A4 or Letter size résumés, with photo
    2. a laptop or tablet computer for accessing digital information at the fair. Most information provided is digital.

ACCOMMODATION ADVICE - CANDIDATES

Accommodation in the Orchard Road area of Singapore is expensive. We therefore encourage candidates attending the fair, who are uncomfortable with the Hilton Singapore cost, to explore other accommodation possibilities within a 5 kilometre radius of the Orchard Road ISS Paterson Campus. Some suggestions are: Hotel Clover the Arts; Jayleen 1918 Hotel; Jayleen Clarke Quay Hotel; Hotel Clover 5 Hong Kong Street; YMCA.  Please be aware Search Associates has no connection with any of the above hotels.

Candidates wishing to stay at the Fair Hotel (Hilton Singapore) are welcome to use the local business discounted rate - discounted against prices as shown on the day of booking.The booking link is http://www.hiltonlocalbiz.com/

  1. Go to Book Your Stay on right hand side of screen

  2. Enter Country (Singapore), City (Singapore), Hotel (Hilton Singapore), and your dates.

  3. Enter the Unique Corporate Code D113159562

  4. Select Book Now

  5. The Reservations page appears - choose your room.

Please email any questions to Amelia Ren-Hayden on ahayden@searchassociates.com

Gez Hayden

The Search Associates East Asia Job Fair is a niche fair, serving schools offering the various British International curricula (Key Stages, IGCSE, IPC, IMYC, A Levels), and/or the IB programmes (PYP, MYP, CP and Diploma). This is the curriculum experience attending schools expect candidates to have.

East Asia Fair Candidate Criteria

  • Activated, fully completed and referenced Search Associates profile with minimum 4 references, of which 2 should be  current school supervisor references
  • Minimum 2 completed years' experience in teaching at least one of the above programmes
  • That experience must have been gained in an international school outside the candiate's home country
  • Be prepared to accept a new position for the following August
  • Seek a Classroom Teacher or Head of Department/Department Chair position - the East Asia Fair is NOT for senior leadership candidates
The Search Associates East Asia Fair welcomes schools which offer a minimum of 2 of the British International and/or IB Programmes. Mixed British International and IB Programme schools are also eligible to attend, of course. All attending candidates will have completed at least 2 years teaching one or more of these programmes, and will be seeking primarily a classroom teaching position. Invitations will be sent to schools in May 2018. Schools from the following countries may attend: Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Schools wishing to learn more should please contact the organiser, Gez Hayden, on ghayden@searchassociates.com

VENUE

The East Asia Job Fair will take place at the International School Singapore (ISS) Paterson Campus, in central Singapore. A range of hotels appropriate for a range of budgets will be identified. Once we have identified them, we shall publish details here - hopefully by mid December 2017.

HOTEL: Hilton Singapore

Events related to the Fair will not take place at the hotel. Search Associates holds a local business agreement with the Hilton Singapore, giving a discount on the regular room prices on the day of booking. We anticipate that candidates may find hotels in this location expensive - there is no expectation that candidates stay in the Hilton Singapore. This wishing to do so are of course welcome. The booking link is http://www.hiltonlocalbiz.com/

  1. Go to Book Your Stay on right hand side of screen

  2. Enter Country (Singapore), City (Singapore), Hotel (Hilton Singapore), and your dates.

  3. Enter the Unique Corporate Code D113159562

  4. Select Book Now

  5. The Reservations page appears - choose your room.

ACCOMMODATION ADVICE - CANDIDATES

Accommodation in the Orchard Road area of Singapore is expensive. We therefore encourage candidates attending the fair, who are uncomfortable with the Hilton Singapore cost, to explore other accommodation possibilities within a 5 kilometre radius of Orchard road the ISS Paterson Campus. Some suggestions are: Hotel Clover the Arts; Jayleen 1918 Hotel; Jayleen Clarke Quay Hotel; Hotel Clover 5 Hong Kong Street; YMCA. Candidates attending job fairs commonly stay with firends, or rent private accommodation. Please be aware Search Associates has no connection with any of the above hotels.


Did You Know…?

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